I hadn’t really planned on blogging the cleanse at all, and if I was smart I would have approached someone about a sponsorship. (Note: this is why I am not a professional blogger.) But I have gotten a ton of emails asking about after the cleanse, I figured I might as well write a post.
This is what I was told not to eat post cleanse:
- Animal Foods: Meat is hard on the body to digest, creates acidity and majorly slows cleansing.
- Iodized Salt: Constricts membranes and holds onto toxins in your body. If using salt, use sea salt.
- Fried Foods: Clog and congest arteries and digestive tracts.
- Coffee, Cigarettes, Soda and Alcohol: Produce stress on the adrenal gland, liver and endocrine
systems. These toxify the body by overstimulating nervous system and creating acidic environment.
I had been following a detox diet pre cleanse and I just went back to that.
I followed all the instructions except I had coffee on day 2. I’m sorry but my child has STOPPED SLEEPING and you know what, I learned on this cleanse that I am totally not a coffee addict like I thought I was. I didn’t even miss it that much. But it makes my life totally more enjoyable.
I had some gastronomical issues post cleanse. And if you would like to hear more about those you can email me. Because there are some things I will not share on my blog.
I felt amazing this week. And my skin is the best it has ever looked. I went to an AT&T sponsored brunch yesterday with a bunch of my bloggy girlfriends and everyone told me how awesome and glowy I looked. And I feel awesome and glowy. BUT. Of the 3.5 pounds I lost I have gained 1.5 pounds back. And at this brunch everyone ate AMAZING looking food and drank cocktails and I had coffee and a frittata and water and skipped dessert and I was up on the scale this morning and I’M TOTALLY LOSING BLOGGING BIGGEST LOSER. I have not had a sip of alcohol or a bite of sugar since January 1. And I’m exercising. Spinning at least twice a week, sometimes three and I’m back to running twice a week, sometimes three.
Dieting is dumb.
Doug looked at me yesterday while I was rallying at the scale and said “how much weight do you really believe you have to lose?” He is a good boy that one. But I know how much I weigh. And I know how much I should weigh. And I love that my skin is all glowy, but I would also like to see the scale move because soon I am going to call uncle and drink some wine.